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SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.
The spoken word theme this week is one of a comical nature! There are more and more funny people signing up for SoundCloud of late, here’s a selection.
First up is Richard Herring, who has been in the comedy and podcasting game for many a year. He has started using the SoundCloud iPhone app to record his daily blog, which he has been writing since 2002. So now there’s no need to read it! Seriously tho, his blog can be found here
Warming up 28/6/11 by Rich Herring - Warming Up
Next up is author Danny Wallace, who has written the likes of Yes Man, Join Me and Friends Like These. He’s been recording bits of audio using the iPhone app and also uploading snippets from his latest book Awkward Situations for Men. Here’s the latest chapter.
Pollard - from Awkward Situations for Men by DannyWallace
AIOTM: Götterdämmerung by Dan Tetsell
And finally, one more UK comedian and another podcaster (The Gentleman’s Review) is Mr Martin Wolfenden, who also has been using SoundCloud of late to record random ramblings, chat and other types of spoken word related goodness.
Rude at Your airing cupboard. by MartinWolfenden
There you have it ladies and gents, another week of voices on SoundCloud. We want to hear more comedy!
If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform we are currently running a beta program which you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.
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This week on Remixes/Contests/Submissions…
Mozart [un]RAPPED has finally launched! Partnered with with Shure, RJDJ, us here at Soundcloud and the Aurora Orchestra, it’s aim is to celebrate musical convergence and culture where live recordings of the Aurora Orchestra playing Mozart are chopped, looped and replayed to sound like contemporary genres.
We are looking for the most talented mash-uppers out there. Enter the freestyling competition by getting the RJDJ app on your iPhone/Android mobile or use the purpose built online widget to leave your mark on Mozart!
This unique project not only wants to promote musical experimentation with different styles, but also wants to mix different audiences through alternative methods. By using mobile and web platforms from RJDJ and Soundcloud, the highest levels of creativity are encouraged which in turn will showcase the condition of a changingyouth through the medium of music conception.
Watch the video above before heading here to check out the contest.
Just a quick heads up for the DJ/Producer community on a Tuesday afternoon – Global Gathering, the international dance music festival, has teamed up with Pioneer and DV247 to run a competition, hosted by ourselves!
Entry is simple, any and all producers can upload their original productions to the relevant Global Gathering PodCast Competition page to be in with the chance of having their track selected (by Global Gathering Facebook fans) for one of three live podcasts direct from the event itself in July! Once Global Gathering is over, the three tracks will be judged by a panel of industry experts, and the best one will receive a whole heap of exciting prizes which you can check out here.
Carl Cox and Safehouse Management have announced the stellar line-up for Carl’s 10th anniversary celebration of the Carl Cox Revolution at Space Ibiza where Rotterdam’s own Michel de Hey will perform at the Opening Party alongside Carl Cox who will do a 10 hour marathon set! Alongside this, Hey is giving you the chance to remix his track ‘Curly Wurly’ to be in with a chance of winning a release on his own label HEY!, a years SoundCloud Pro account and a 3 months Headliner.fm Pro Account!
Click here for more information on the contest and to get your entry in!
Simply download the stems from the contest page and then drop your finished mix into the SoundCloud Dropbo. All mixed will then posted to the Dutch Uncles social media sites for fans to listen to and provide feedback on. The band will make the final decision on the winner but they will also take fan feedback and number of plays into consideration.
Prizes consist of a guestlist pass for a festival of your choice that the band are playing at over the summer, a Dutch Uncles goodie pack and more!
Finally this week we have the Voice Hands Machine remix contest.
Remix the track ‘Take Your Hand’ by Voice Hands Machine to have your creation released on the Voice Hands Machine Remixes EP, alongside with dj Kodh, Tommy Kid, Z Reach (the Cheerz), have access to worldwide digital distribution and promotion, on ITunes, Beatport and digital download sites and also have your remix added into a weekly podcast during the summer!
Click here to head over to the contest!
…Interested in setting up your own remix contest or submissions feature on SoundCloud? Click here to find out how!
Brb, just checking on the similarity between a shark and a cloud…
You mean these guys?